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Ataman Tours
5.0
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Sara ChungSara Chung
03:12 18 Jun 23
We had a wonderful time with Emek during this walking tour. He planed the trip in a super considerate way and walked us through the whole history of Finland and Helsinki. He also customized the tour based on our interests, answered every question we had and provided some very fun facts about Finnish language and their life style. I highly recommend the trip to everyone who’s visiting Helsinki. No matter how many times you have been here, you will still find some new interests in this experience.
Sam SeaverSam Seaver
18:01 08 Jun 23
Emek was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide. He took us to spots we would have never known about and answered all of our questions on Finland with ease. The tour was engaging, didactic, and uplifting. The city planning/ architectural perspective provided a fascinating lens. The endpoint (no spoilers) was our favorite part. Emek's thoughtfulness made the tour Unique.
K.C. MurphyK.C. Murphy
23:56 07 Mar 23
Emek is so personable and knowledgeable about Helsinki and its history, and excited about its future - it’s hard not to get excited about it right along with him! It was a white-out snow day on our tour and he checked in with us throughout on our comfort and readiness, and adjusted the tour deftly to accommodate delayed trams, obscured views, and tough walks through the quickly piling snow. You will not regret learning about Helsinki and Finland on this fantastic tour with Emek!
Dawn JordanDawn Jordan
21:50 06 Mar 23
Emek was an outstanding tour guide and it was a very enjoyable experience. I genuinely wanted to take him on all the rest of our adventures so we could continue learning through the rest of our trip. The tour was organized, insightful and inspiring. I highly recommend this be a part of your Helsinki experience!
Kelly OsborneKelly Osborne
10:06 29 Sep 22
-Paws down, the best way to have started our vacation.. Time spent with Emek!My mother, sister and I booked a tour with Emek on Friday (9/23/2022) for the 10am tour and ended up being lucky enough to have Emek to ourselves. It was our first full day in Helsinki and we wanted to get to know the area before exploring more on our own and it was well worth it; Emek has vast knowledge of just about anything and everything, in regards to Helsinki; it’s history, who’s who, it’s buildings and structures, the Finn way of life and knowledge of Finland as whole. (Amongst other things; pretty sure he’s a genius though because he’s absolutely brilliant and will not hesitate to roast you, with a few quips. And I approve!)Be sure to make him uncomfortable by tipping him at the end; as that is NOT the Finn thing to do. He’ll most likely insist on declining.. but I prevailed. Success! (And worth it.)Kippis to Emek and for making the first day of our girls trip one to remember!
  • star rating  Emek is very knowledgeable about Finlnd and Helsinki history and can tell you a lotFinnish culture and traditions. Really enjoy the experience, as a foreigner, it's a good way to... read more

    383zo
    February 6, 2020

    star rating  My wife and I signed up for this tour online to get closer to Helsinki on our short in between Corona trip. Emek is the perfect tour guide: his knowledge... read more

    SlowFooder
    July 29, 2020

    star rating  I had no expectations or basic knowledge of Helsinki. I just wanted to discover the must-to-see. And I could do it with Emek! I was actually glad to have an... read more

    Brujita1325
    August 15, 2020
  • star rating  I was fortunate enough to travel to Helsinki, Finland and spend two days in the sprawling city. There is so much to see and do but by far the... read more

    kalisilat
    March 13, 2020

    star rating  If you want to see all the important sights and enjoy a very personalized tour, then you have to book with Emek! We were a small group of 6 and... read more

    MelinaW14
    February 28, 2020

    star rating  We had a wonderful tour with Emek. He was very friendly and offered insights to the local life that we wouldn’t have been able to find out ourselves. We had... read more

    ninhneo762
    February 27, 2020
  • star rating  Emek is knowledgeable and we learned so much in a relatively short amount of time. His education and background make him the perfect guide to host this tour. He... read more

    Travelswithwifeypoo
    March 11, 2020

    star rating  My boyfriend and I signed up for this tour online but had no idea how absolutely wonderful it would be. Emek was fantastic! His knowledge of Finnish history,... read more

    heymin7
    March 13, 2020

    star rating  I'm really glad I joined Emek's tour of Helsinki - it was the perfect morning and it gave me a good insight into the history of the city using some... read more

    mikkiol
    March 28, 2020
  • star rating  Emek was wonderful and so well-informed. We went on a 2-week trip across Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway. We only spent 1 day in Finland and spent it with Emek... read more

    maryeugenia0
    April 20, 2020

    star rating  We had a really nice morning with Emek! He was very accommodating with what we wanted to see and took us to the most interesting and beautiful buildings in Helsinki.... read more

    kittyhead
    February 28, 2020

    star rating  Our group had a wonderful experience today with Emek. His appreciation and enthusiasm for the city brought a unique perspective to the city and his in depth knowledge helped us... read more

    ChrisM4645
    February 29, 2020
  •   Just book it! We traveled with two small children (6 and 3) and Emek made it fun for everyone! His knowledge, unbiased perspective, and humor were very much appreciated and... read more

    thumb Brooke
    December 30, 2022

      Emek gave us a wonderful introduction to Helsinki! He was patient, engaging, and able to answer all of our questions. I also appreciated how he lead us indoors... read more

    thumb Amanda
    December 27, 2021

      It was great!

    thumb Ray
    September 13, 2022
  •   Emek is great, would highly recommend going on a tour with him! I learnt a whole lot and it was super interesting!

    thumb Amina
    November 28, 2022

      Great tour to learn about Helsinki! You get to visit many of the main historic attractions and also learn about what modern life is like. Emek does a great job... read more

    thumb Ben
    July 5, 2022

      This was a super tour. Although it was snowing, he really was attentive and took good care of the guests. Gives you a complete background to the city and country... read more

    thumb Jesús Narciso
    April 5, 2022
  •   Emek is knowledge in the history of Finland and Helsinki in particular. Recommended!

    thumb Elsie
    July 21, 2022

      Emek is a wonderful, personable, and knowledgeable guide! He was genuinely excited to teach us more about the history of Helsinki and Finland and was very receptive to questions. This... read more

    thumb Arielle Sylvia
    July 27, 2021

      Emik is the one to teach you about Helsinki for sure. Our tour was not with a lot of people so we got personal attention. By the time you... read more

    thumb Linda
    September 23, 2022
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